VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2014

Congratulations to all our winners of this year's VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2014!

This year's awards ceremony took place at Cheltenham Racecourse where it handed out top honours to the businesses that have demonstrated exceptional customer service, and given their visitors an unforgettable English holiday experience.

Check out all our winners below.

Self-Catering Holiday Provider of the Year

Gold

Trevase Cottages

Nr Hereford, Herefordshire

 

Silver

East View Farm Holiday Cottages

Wroxham, Norfolk

www.eastviewfarm.co.uk

 

Bronze

The Dandelion Hideaway

Market Bosworth, Leicestershire

www.thedandelionhideaway.co.uk

 

Highly commended

Corner Cottage, Nettlecombe Farm Holidays

Whitwell, Isle of Wight

www.nettlecombefarm.co.uk

 

Staying Cool at the Rotunda
Birmingham, West Midlands

www.stayingcool.com

Business Tourism Award

Gold

Emirates Old Trafford

Old Trafford, Manchester

 

Silver

Keele University Conferences & Events

Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire

www.keele-conference.com

 

Bronze

ExCeL London

Royal Victoria Dock, London

www.excel-london.co.uk

 

 

Highly commended

Arundell Arms Hotel

Lifton, Devon

www.arundellarms.co.uk

 

The Lowry

Salford Quays, Greater Manchester

www.thelowry.com

Small Visitor Attraction of the Year

Gold

The Galleries of Justice Museum

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

 

Silver

National Trust Coleridge Cottage

Nether Stowey, Somerset

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/coleridgecottage

 

Bronze

Chiltern Open Air Museum

Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire

www.coam.org.uk

 

Highly commended

Museum of East Anglian Life

Stowmarket, Suffolk

www.eastanglianlife.org.uk

 

Shepherd Neame Visitor Centre
Faversham, Kent

www.shepherdneame.co.uk

Large Hotel of the Year Award

Gold

Burleigh Court

Loughborough Leicestershire

 

Silver

hope street hotel

Liverpool, Merseyside

www.hopestreethotel.co.uk

 

Highly commended

Ellenborough Park

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

www.ellenboroughpark.com

 

Peckforton Castle
Tarporley, Cheshire

www.peckfortoncastle.co.uk
 

Rockliffe Hall
Hurworth on Tees, County Durham

www.rockliffehall.com

Taste of England Award

Gold

1884 Dock Street Kitchen

Hull, East Yorkshire

www.1884dockstreetkitchen.co.uk

 

Silver

The Parkers Arms
Newton in Bowland, Lancashire

www.parkersarms.co.uk

 

Bronze

Eckington Manor

Eckington, Worcestershire

www.eckingtonmanor.co.uk

 

Highly commended

Delifonseca Dockside

Brunswick Quay, Liverpool

www.delifonseca.co.uk
 

River Cottage Canteen and Deli
Plymouth, Devon

www.rivercottage.net/plymouth

Access for All Tourism Award

Gold

Calvert Trust Exmoor

Kentisbury, Devon

 

Silver

Eureka! The National Children’s Museum

Halifax, West Yorkshire

www.eureka.org.uk
 

Sandcastle Waterpark

Blackpool, Lancashire

www.sandcastle-waterpark.co.uk

 

Highly commended

Curve, Leicester

Cultural Quarter, Leicester

www.curveonline.co.uk

 

Jurys Inn Brighton
Brighton, East Sussex

www.jurysinns.com/hotels/brighton

 

Living Options Devon - Countryside Mobility Scheme
Exeter, Devon

www.countrysidemobility.org

Visitor Information Provider of the Year

Gold

Gloucester Tourist Information Centre

Gloucester, Gloucestershire

 

Silver

English Riviera Tourism Company

Devon

www.englishriviera.co.uk

 

Bronze

City of London Information Centre

St Paul's Churchyard, London

www.visitthecity.co.uk

 

 

Highly commended

NewcastleGateshead Visitor Information Service

Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

www.NewcastleGateshead.com

 

Visit Garstang Centre
Garstang, Lancashire

www.visitwyre.co.uk

Holiday Park / Holiday Village of the Year

Gold

Seafield Caravan Park

Seahouses, Northumberland

 

Silver

Gwel an Mor Resort

Portreath, Cornwall

www.gwelanmor.com

 

Bronze

Northumbrian Water – Leaplish Waterside Park

Kielder, Northumberland

www.nwl.co.uk/kielder 

 

Waldegraves & Cosways Family Holiday Parks
Mersea Island, Essex

www.waldegraves.co.uk

 

Highly commended

Hoburne Bashley

New Milton, Hampshire

www.hoburne.com

Tourism Pub of the Year

Gold

The Feathered Nest Country Inn

Nether Westcote, Oxfordshire

 

Silver

The Watermill Inn & Brewery

Ings, Nr Windermere, Cumbria

www.lakelandpub.co.uk

 

Bronze

The Horse and Jockey

Manton, Rutland

www.horseandjockeyrutland.co.uk

 

Highly commended

South Causey Inn

Stanley, County Durham

www.southcausey.co.uk

 

The Pandora Inn
Mylor Bridge, Cornwall

www.pandorainn.com

Tourism Experience of the Year

Gold

Titanic & Liverpool: the untold story 

National Museums Liverpool

 

Silver

Lindisfarne Gospels Durham - lead partner Durham University

Durham

www.lindisfarnegospels.com

 

Bronze

Ezekial Bone - Nottingham Robin Hood Town Tour

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

www.ezekialbone.com
 

Highly commended

Calvert Trust Exmoor

Barnstaple, Devon

www.calvert-trust.org.uk/exmoor

 

VisitBlackpool / Blackpool Resort Pass

Blackpool, Lancashire

www.blackpoolresortpass.com

Bed & Breakfast / Guest Accommodation of the Year

Gold

St. Cuthbert's House

Seahouses, Northumberland

 

Silver

Eckington Manor

Eckington, Worcestershire

www.eckingtonmanor.co.uk

 

Bronze

Kester House Bed & Breakfast

Sedlescombe, East Sussex

www.kesterhouse.co.uk

 

Highly commended

Browns of Holbeck

Holbeck, Nottinghamshire

www.brownsholbeck.co.uk

 

Low Mill Guesthouse

Bainbridge, North Yorkshire

www.lowmillguesthouse.co.uk

Sustainable Tourism Award

Gold

Little White Alice

Carnmenellis, Cornwall

 

Silver

Bleasdale Cottages

Preston, Lancashire

www.bleasdalecottages.co.uk

 

Bronze

Killhope - The North of England Lead Mining Museum

Killhope, Weardale

www.killhope.org.uk

 

Highly commended

Colton House

Colton, Nr Rugeley, Staffordshire

www.coltonhouse.com
 

Newlands Adventure Centre

Keswick, Cumbria

www.activity-centre.com

Small Hotel of the Year

Gold

The Old Rectory Hotel

Martinhoe, Exmoor, Devon

 

Silver

Swinton Park

Ripon, North Yorkshire

www.swintonpark.com

 

Bronze

Rothay Garden

Grasmere, Lake District

www.rothaygarden.com

 

Highly commended

Brockencote Hall Hotel

Chaddesley Corbett, Worcestershire

www.brockencotehall.com

 

Hell Bay Hotel

Bryher, Isles of Scilly

www.hellbay.co.uk

Large Visitor Attraction of the Year

Gold

Tatton Park

Knutsford, Cheshire

 

Silver

Trebah Garden

Falmouth, Cornwall

www.trebah-garden.co.uk

 

Bronze

Walby Farm Park

Carlisle, Cumbria

www.walbyfarmpark.co.uk

 

Highly commended

Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust

Ironbridge, Telford

www.ironbridge.org.uk

 

The Trentham Estate

Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

www.trentham.co.uk

Tourism Event of the Year

Gold

Kendal Mountain Festival

Kendal, Cumbria

 

Silver

Beaulieu International Autojumble

Beaulieu, Hampshire

www.internationalautojumble.co.uk

 

Bronze

Elemental Force: Derbyshire – Chatsworth and the Silk Mill, Derby
Derbyshire, East Midlands

www.visitpeakdistrict.com

 

Elemental Force: Nottinghamshire – Nottingham Castle
Nottinghamshire, East Midlands

www.experiencenottinghamshire.com

 

Highly commended

Trent Bridge; The Investec Ashes Test

West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire

www.trentbridge.co.uk

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